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Цlумихъ I Tsumikh

At the Eagle's

a film by Taus Makhacheva
United Arab Emirates, Russia
n Federation / 60 mins / 2023


Цlумихъ (Tsumikh) — a plateau in Dagestan — is turned into a stage set that collapses public memorialisation with personal memory of Makhacheva’s late grandfather, a prominent Soviet poet. Among other questions the film asks, who can claim a memory?

A film by Taus Makhacheva

Sharjah Art Foundation Production Grant

Exhibitions (installation version)
​Gwangju Biennale, Korea, 2023 
Canal Projects, NYC, US, 2023

Artist's bio

Taus Makhacheva (b.1983 Moscow) creates works that explore the restless connections between historical narratives and fictions of cultural authenticity. Makhacheva holds a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths (2007) and has an MFA from the Royal College of Art (2013).

Selected exhibitions include the Biennial of Difficult Heritage (2021), the Yokohama Triennale (2020), Lahore Biennale (2020), Kaunas Biennial (2019), Lyon Biennale (2019), RIBOCA (2018), Liverpool Biennial (2018), Manifesta (2018), Yinchuan Biennale (2018), Venice Biennale (2017), Garage Triennial (2017), Shanghai Biennale (2016), Kyiv Biennial (2015), Sharjah Biennial (2013) and the Moscow Biennale (2011).

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